Rahul Gandhi assures help to slain engineer’s family

December 25th, 2008 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj PartyNew Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday spoke with the family of the slain Uttar Pradesh engineer over telephone and assured all help, party sources said.While Gandhi spoke with the kin of M.K. Gupta, Congress leader Jitin Prasada visited Auraiya, 250 km from Lucknow, and met the family, they said.

Gandhi, who decided against meeting the family so as not to politicise the matter, assured all support to the bereaved family, they added.

Gupta, employed with the state Public Works Department (PWD), was lynched early Wednesday allegedly by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator Shekhar Tiwari. He was killed as he refused to contribute Rs.5 million “donation” for Chief Minister Mayawati’s birthday bach next month, the opposition parties have alleged.

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